Tithe Barn, Manor Farm, Doulting

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Tithe Barn, Manor Farm
Gray stone building with two arched porch entrance doors. Separated from road by stone wall.
Tithe Barn, Manor Farm, Doulting is located in Somerset
Tithe Barn, Manor Farm, Doulting
Location within Somerset
General information
Town or city Doulting
Country England
Coordinates 51°11′07″N 2°30′20″W / 51.1854°N 2.5056°W / 51.1854; -2.5056
Completed 15th century

The Tithe Barn at Manor Farm (also known as Abbey Barn) in Doulting, Somerset, England, was built in the 15th century, and has been designated as a Grade I listed building,[1][2] and scheduled as an ancient monument.[3]

Tithe barns were used to store tithes, from the local farmers to the ecclesiastical landlords. In this case the landlord was Glastonbury Abbey.[4] A tithe (from Old English teogoþa "tenth") is a one-tenth part of something, paid as a (usually) voluntary contribution or as a tax or levy, usually to support a Christian religious organization.

The stone barn has eight bays supported by buttresses and two wagon porches.[4][3] The cruck roof trusses, at both ends of the barn, have timbers which have been shown by dendrochronology to have been felled between 1288 and 1290.[5][6] There are some curved windbraces.[2]

The stonework is showing signs water damage and erosion at the base of the walls.[7]

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  1. ^ "Tithe Barn in farmyard at Manor Farm". Images of England. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Tithe Barn in farmyard at Manor Farm". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "The tithe barn". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Doulting Manor Barn". Great Barns. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Somerset" (PDF). Vernacular Architecture Group. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Somerset". Dendochronology.net. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Doulting Conservation Area Appraisal". Mendip Council. p. 22. Retrieved 1 October 2016.